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  • Inge Mayeres

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    (K.U.Leuven, C.E.S., Energy, Transport and Environment)

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The paper reviews the role of taxation in controlling transport externalities. It argues that the design of transport taxes should take into account pre-existing tax distortions in the economy and looks at the implications of restrictions on the transport instruments at the disposal of the policy maker. The relevance of equity considerations for transport pricing is also explored.

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Paper provided by Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Centrum voor Economische Studiën, Energy, Transport and Environment in its series Energy, Transport and Environment Working Papers Series with number ete0211.

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Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2002
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Handle: RePEc:ete:etewps:ete0211

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Keywords: transport economics; externalities; externality tax; equity; efficiency;

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